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futon mattress for kids- I have questions!

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I'm looking in to buying an organic/chemical free futon mattress for a platform bed that I am building for my toddler/pre to school aged kids to share. Ideally it would last for the next 5-7 years with daily use.

 

When you look at various futon mattress sites there are all these reccs for how much use each type of mattress should get and the ones for daily use have multiple layers of this and that in addition to cotton. I assume these are reccs for adult use, but I will typically have less than 80lbs on this thing. 

 

So if you have your kids on futon mattresses, what kind (as in materials in the mattress) do you have them on? How long has it lasted? Are the kids comfy? 

 

Any other suggestions welcome too smile.gif

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Me and my sister just slept on a  normal futo for 10 years. I miss it. No extra padding.
 

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We had a cotton futon that we used for over 10 years. I don't recall any ratings for firmness or layers or anything like that. I like a fairly firm mattress though. DH and I used it for awhile when we first starting co-habitating. Then we kept it folded in sofa-shape in our home office and it became a useful guest bed for visitors. It didn't get used much for about 5 or 6 years, until DS started to use it when he was about a year-old or so. He slept on it for a couple of years before he moved to a typical bed and then DD did the same. 

 

The kids were very comfy. I liked the floor bed for that age (toddler to pre-K). It was easy for them to use. They didn't have far to fall if they rolled off. I probably would have kept using it for longer but it was getting pretty worn and stained. We ditched it instead of taking it with us when we moved. 

 

If you live in a humid climate, you may want to get a frame for it to allow some air circulation under it. 

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